Seven times this season a Phillie has committed the dubious act of The Howard and the Phillies have gone on to win each one of those games. The latest...by its namesake.
The Howard- a feat accomplished when a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits and error all in the same game.
Only 1 of the 3 criteria is something positive that would aid in winning a ball game (HR). However, WSBGMs has uncovered irrefutable evidence to prove that when a Phillie commits The Howard in a game it will inevitably end with a W for the good guys. The same cannot be said for the remaining 29 teams' players that commit The Howard, as it seems it's only Karmic retribution for the Phightins.
2010 Howards by Phillies:
Ryan Howard- April 7, Phils over Gnats 8-4
Ryan Howard- April 28, Phils over Giants 7-6.
Jayson Werth- May 6, Phils over Braves 7-2.
Chase Utley- May 14, Phils over Brew Crew 9-5.
Jimmy Rollins- June 23, Phils over Indians 7-6.
Ryan Howard- July 9, Phils over Reds 9-7.
Ryan Howard- July 27, Phils over DBacks 9-5.
*Jayson Werth may act like an a-hole, but the dude is back to hitting and Rube would be foolish to deal him.
*Winning streak currently at 6, with a good chance to become 7 tonight with Doc Halladay on the mound.
*Phils are 3.5 back of the Braves in the NL East and 2.5 behind San Fran for the Wild Card.
*J-Roll missed yesterday's game because of a foul ball he hit off of his left foot on Sunday. He should be back in the lineup soon.
*Victorino left the game with an oblique strain. 15-day DL stint likely, Domonic Brown with the callup?